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« on: October 31, 2007 10:10:56 PM »

So I work a 32-40+ hour a week part time job (I know, thats basically wrong and shouldn't happen, but it does, and at some of your favorite craft store.) and when I get home I'm totally drained. Lately I have lost *all* of my inspiration and energy to do anything.

Anyone know anything I can do to get me out of this slump? It's almost makes me depressed.
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007 11:27:50 PM »

this happens to me all the time  Lips sealed mostly it's due to over work at school and i come back from being out of the room for 8hours, look at all the assignments i have coming up and want to hurl myself out the window ( i live on the first floor, no worries, it's more of me over dramatizing than anything else XD)

in the past things that have helped me to get through times like this is taking some time off and going on a mini road trip to visit someone in the next state over. Or even just going for the weekend to a big city and sightseeing. Smaller things i do are, going and trying out different restaurants in the town i live near, dressing up and going grocery shopping, cooking for my friends, driving randomly through the area, and going to a big park and wandering about.

Also, you may feel bad asking your higher ups for less hours but if you don't need the money you should talk to them about it. Working too much will burn you out! which makes you depressed, which may be reflected in your work, so it's good for them in the long run ^ ^

In anycase, you need to go do something fun!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007 04:01:10 AM »

32-40 hrs, that's close to a full time job.

.....I guess may be

A: find another job

or

B: decrease the work hours (if you can afford to)
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 06:40:17 AM »

I hate companies that do that!!!!! Demand full time benefits!! if you are working full time you should be compensated appropriately. It's retail, there's plenty of other retailers out there that won't do that to you.

Frankly I found working really creative jobs used up all my creative juices. I did much more personal art when working jobs that were dull/ non-creative.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007 08:25:44 AM »

I work a creative full-time job, then come home and do the domestic thing every day. I also have bipolar disorder, which can make me really tired and anxious and crabby when Thursday rolls around. One thing I founf that keeps me engaged in creative stuff for me is that I make lists of what I want to make. I have about 985,654 knitting patterns printed out and ready for me to do, and the nice thing with knitting (or beading, embroidery, crochet, etc.) is that you can do them in front of the TV so you can relax and veg out but get something done. It usually takes me longer to complete my projects, but at least I'm doing something, right? Another thing - pick a project that will help you treat yourself - a beautiful cashmere scarf or an awesome set of earrings. Then you have fun creating and after you're done. Also, never underestimate the powers of you favorite foods and beverages. Sometimes when I come home, just knowing I have some hummus in the fridge and a half completed hat pattern makes the evening so much better. Hope this helps!
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007 11:10:11 AM »

I'm going on a 4 day vacation to my friend who I haven't seen in about a year, so hopefully a nice vacation will help.

I would like less hours, but I can't afford it. I've applied almost everywhere else around, and no one ever calls back. When I call them to see if they looked over the applications, they just tell me that the manager isn't there, when I ask for a better time to call, one of the employees just goes, 'I don't know.' and basically hangs up on me.

I've confronted my bosses(I have 4 of them.) and they all told me, 'You have to be *scheduled* for 32 hours a week, consecutively for 5 weeks.' but when they have me working closing hours, we stay past closing till we're done putting up returns(abandons, put backs, etc.) and clean up the store (aka 'zone), so a lot of the times we don't leave till 11pm, and we close at 9pm. Add those extra hours to a *scheduled* 25 hour week, 5-6 day week, you have 32-40+ hour week... when I explained this to them, they said, 'Sorry, rules are rules.' so yeah....  Lips sealed

I decorated some boxes for a while, but I've ran out of them and right now I'm broke, so now I'm planning on finding stuff around the house to fix up or decorate.

Also, I think living with my hubby at my grandmothers house, and having to sleep on the couch isn't helping. But we have no where else to go right now... which sucks. But I'm going to get a trust fund check(small one, but it'll most def. help.), and we'll use it to move to his parents house in Louisville, so we'll have our own room, finally!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007 11:41:39 AM »

 Sad sounds like when i worked as a temp cashier at wally world D: the pay was good, but closing was horrible, opening was worse, the customers were...interesting, and my bosses never seemed to understand that my life did not revolve around their needs :/

anywho! i'm glad that you're taking a little break Smiley enjoy it because you deserve it!
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2007 11:48:40 AM »

Sad sounds like when i worked as a temp cashier at wally world D: the pay was good, but closing was horrible, opening was worse, the customers were...interesting, and my bosses never seemed to understand that my life did not revolve around their needs :/

anywho! i'm glad that you're taking a little break Smiley enjoy it because you deserve it!

Yeah, the manager we used to have would call me and tell me, 'Someone called in, so we need you to come in and cover.' and when I'd say no (they ever tried calling me in on my birthday. Fun.) he would threaten my job... luck for me he was moved to a different store and the boss we have now calls and asks and if I say no he goes, 'It's cool, there is someone else we can call.'

I've applied for Wally-World like... 6 times. I can't pass their application test/survey... x.x;;; I answer one question and it says I failed. *I think I'm on their black list or something, lol, they see my name and they deny me instantly.*
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007 03:08:10 PM »





I've applied for Wally-World like... 6 times. I can't pass their application test/survey... x.x;;; I answer one question and it says I failed. *I think I'm on their black list or something, lol, they see my name and they deny me instantly.*


I've never been able to pass that test either. 

I work over nights at target and am always tired so I took a week off and I feel much better

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2007 10:14:34 AM »





I've applied for Wally-World like... 6 times. I can't pass their application test/survey... x.x;;; I answer one question and it says I failed. *I think I'm on their black list or something, lol, they see my name and they deny me instantly.*


I've never been able to pass that test either. 

I work over nights at target and am always tired so I took a week off and I feel much better



Working nights makes you more tired, I've discovered. Especially if you live with people who don't understand that since you work nights, you need sleep. My grandmother wakes up at 5am and starts doing the dishes 'restaurant style' (making as much as noise as possible, almost sounding as if she's breaking them.) then she'll start vacuuming and slamming doors. Yeah, trying to sleep through that is hard when all the rooms are right next to the kitchen.
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